Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika) [sanskrit]

by H. Kern | 2013 | 16,351 words | ISBN-13: 9788120801226

The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-pundarika) is an important Mahayana Buddhist scripture classified as one of the nine Dharmas. the Lotus Sutra deals with a wide range of important Buddhist teachings in twenty-seven chapters including the nature of the Buddhas and the inherent potentiality of becoming Buddha within all beings. This editions only contains the Sanskrit metrical text and the corresponding English translation. Alternative titles: Saddharma-puṇḍarīka-sūtra (सद्धर्म-पुण्डरीक-सूत्र).

शतापदीयो प्रपलायमानाः कुम्भाण्डकास्ताः परिभक्षयन्ति ।
प्रदीप्तकेशाश्च भ्रमन्ति प्रेताः क्षुधाय दाहेन च दह्यमानाः ॥ ६१ ॥

śatāpadīyo prapalāyamānāḥ kumbhāṇḍakāstāḥ paribhakṣayanti |
pradīptakeśāśca bhramanti pretāḥ kṣudhāya dāhena ca dahyamānāḥ || 61 ||

The centipedes, trying to fly, are devoured by the urchins. The ghosts, with burning hair, hover about, equally vexed with hunger and heat.

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (3.61). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Shatapadi, Pra, Pala, Mana, Kumbhandaka, Tas, Pari, Bhakshayat, Bhakshayanti, Pradipta, Kesha, Bhramat, Bhramanti, Preta, Kshudha, Daha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.61). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “śatāpadīyo prapalāyamānāḥ kumbhāṇḍakāstāḥ paribhakṣayanti
  • śatāpadī -
  • śatāpadī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • iyo -
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • palāya -
  • pala (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    pala (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • mānāḥ -
  • māna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    man -> māna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> mānā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 8 verb]
  • kumbhāṇḍakās -
  • kumbhāṇḍaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • tāḥ -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • pari -
  • pari (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    pari (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    pari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    parī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    parī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    parī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    pari (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • bhakṣayanti -
  • bhakṣ -> bhakṣayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √bhakṣ]
    bhakṣ -> bhakṣayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √bhakṣ], [vocative plural from √bhakṣ], [accusative plural from √bhakṣ]
    bhakṣ -> bhakṣayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √bhakṣ]
    bhakṣ (verb class 10)
    [present active third plural]
    bhakṣ (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
  • Line 2: “pradīptakeśāśca bhramanti pretāḥ kṣudhāya dāhena ca dahyamānāḥ
  • pradīpta -
  • pradīpta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pradīpta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • keśāś -
  • keśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    keśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhramanti -
  • bhramantī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    bhramantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhramantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    bhramat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    bhram (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • pretāḥ -
  • preta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    pretā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • kṣudhāya -
  • kṣudha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    kṣudha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • dāhena -
  • dāha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dahya -
  • dah -> dahya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dah]
  • mānāḥ -
  • māna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    man -> māna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> mānā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 8 verb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.61

Cover of edition (2001)

The Lotus Sutra (Text with Hindi Translation)
by Ram Mohan Das (2001)

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